Photography and Italy

In this beautifully illustrated book Maria Antonella Pelizzari traces the history of photography in Italy from its beginnings to the present as she guides us through the history of Italy and its ancient sites and Renaissance landmarks.

Photography and Italy

Photography and Italy

In this beautifully illustrated book Maria Antonella Pelizzari traces the history of photography in Italy from its beginnings to the present as she guides us through the history of Italy and its ancient sites and Renaissance landmarks. Pelizzari specifically considers the role of photography in the formation of Italian national identity during times of political struggle, such as the lead up to Unification in 1860, and later in the nationalist wars of Mussolini’s regime. While many Italians and foreigners— such as Fratelli Alinari or Carlo Ponti, John Ruskin or Kit Talbot—focused their lenses on architectural masterpieces, others documented the changing times and political heroes, creating icons of figures such as Garibaldi and the brigands. Pelizzari’s exploration of Italian visual traditions also includes the photographic collages of Bruno Munari, the neorealist work of photographers such as Franco Pinna, the bold stylized compositions of Mario Giacomelli, and the controversial images created by Oliviero Toscani for Benetton advertising in the 1980s. Featuring unpublished works and a rare selection of over one hundred images, this book will appeal to art collectors and students of art history and Italian culture.

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Photography and Italy
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Maria Antonella Pelizzari
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-11-15 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

In this beautifully illustrated book Maria Antonella Pelizzari traces the history of photography in Italy from its beginnings to the present as she guides us through the history of Italy and its ancient sites and Renaissance landmarks. Pelizzari specifically considers the role of photography in the formation of Italian national
Photofascism
Language: en
Pages: 210
Authors: Vanessa Rocco
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Last stop before photofascism : activist photo spaces and the exhibition of the Building Workers Unions, Berlin, 1931 -- "Acting on the visitor's mind" : the Exhibition of the Fascist Revolution, Rome, 1932 -- Nazis in ascendance : Die Kamera, Berlin, 1933 -- "A fundamental irony" : international art in
Looters, Photographers, and Thieves
Language: en
Pages: 199
Authors: Pasquale Verdicchio
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

What do we "see" when we think of Italy? How is our sense of that country, its people and culture formed, what conditions it? Looters, Photographers, and Thieves suggests that our visualization and relationship to a place like Italy is the result of a long and complex series of constructed
Italy Observed in Photography and Literature
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Charles Traub, Luigi Ballerini
Categories: Italy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

A collection of photographs taken over the past three decades is combined with excerpts from short stories, essays, novels, and letters
A Day in the Life of Italy
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Jennifer Erwitt
Categories: Italy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Harper San Francisco

Photographs taken throughout Italy show children, nurses, performers, fashion models, clergy, police, soldiers, farmers, and fishermen

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